BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) broke-through the Islamic State’s (ISIS) lines at the strategic Industrial District of Deir Ezzor, liberating the entire area after an intense 24 hour battle.
Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the operation to liberate the Industrial District, yesterday, but temporarily halted the assault at night in order to allow their attack choppers bombard the Islamic State’s positions.
At dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian Army would resume their assault and liberate large parts of the Industrial District that were previously occupied by the Islamic State for over 24 months.
The Industrial District was the most fought over area in the provincial capital these past two years, with both the Syrian Army and Islamic State trading offensives in order to gain the upper-hand against each other.
With the Industrial District liberated, the Syrian Army should be able to take control of nearby Saqr Island within the next ten days.